I'd say let's all resolve not to give any other gifts than at the most a pack of cigarettes or similar.
There are billboards around the country proclaiming the unlawfulness of offering or receiving bribes. So there is an awareness of it not being acceptable.
They will perhaps tell you that they're out of fuel because their tank had a leak or some other mishap and ask for a donation.
Then explain how very much you would like to assist, but find it impossible to do so since it is against all laws.
They searched our cars several times on this road, looking for booze so they could get a bribe (but they never found my malt
I had in one suitcase one of those wooden snakes that really look and move like the real thing. An officer found it and by golly he jumped three feet straight up in the air! That made him give up the search.
Wish I had had my camera ready.
Last edited by priffe; 28 Nov 2009 at 06:10.